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“Much to be desired in beer, food average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
1716 Montebello Town Center, Montebello, CA 90640
323 201 5290
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Ranked #11 of 133 Restaurants in Montebello
Cuisines: American
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Seattle, Washington
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54 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Much to be desired in beer, food average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I went on a crowded Weds night. I ordered their IPA beer, and blackened Tilapia with Rice and Clam Chowder. The food was very average. Nothing appeared to be fresh as in from scratch. This includes Clam Chowder and vegetables. Seemed like the food had been pre-processed and delivered by the Sysco truck the night before (in boxes, plastic bags, and cans). That is, don't expect cooks in the back to be slicing fresh veggies, dealing with non-frozen fish, or cooking any soups or sauces from scratch. For the price of the food (and beer), I'd expect more.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Suamico, Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

A pub in a mall. Did not expect a lot but was impressed. On a business trip looking for something close to the hotel. The calamari appetizer was very good with little squids, excellent food. I also had the ah tuna salad which was a giant salad, good price 15 dollars. I did take too much of a mouthful of wasabi , that was bad. The Chardonnay was a good Chardonnay chilled just right. I'd recommend stopping at this place anytime.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whittier, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This was my first visit to a BJ's. The "Comfort American Food" was good. What I liked the best was the service. Our server, Chad, was funny and very friendly. We had a long week, and he made our luch time very pleasant and we laughed very much with a couple of comments he made : )

Visited October 2012
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Auckland
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50 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Good beer and nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were in the area and drooped in on a whim. It was busy and I can see why. It had great beer, good well priced delicious food and a good atmosphere. Got a little fright when another patron decided she didn't like what her ?boyfriend had said, stood up, threw food all over him and the restaurant, yelled at him, broke dishes, walked out and left close by patrons scrambling for cover, the boyfriend embarrassed and just paid the wait staff and left and the rest of us with our mouths open in dismay at such bad behaviour. So even the free entertainment is good :-)

Visited August 2012
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“Great food staff needs to focus in what's important”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Food was good mini pizza is about 8 inches very mini waitress didn't know what size it was and root beer was great

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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